Maurizio Sobrero (PhD MIT) is Full Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Bologna, where he directs the Department of Business Sciences. He is Senior Advisor for Next Production Revolution at Bologna Business School, where he coordinates the interdisciplinary programs and events of the School. Between 2012 and 2015 he helped found the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow as a Distinguished Faculty Fellow for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He has collaborated with numerous government institutions in Italy and abroad in the development of policies for research and innovation. He has taught in South America, Africa, China and several European countries, carried out consultancy and advisory services for various companies and institutions in Italy and abroad and he has worked as an Independent Director in various companies.